Skokie, Illinois

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Skokie, Illinois
Coordinates: 42°2′13″N 87°44′24″W / 42.03694°N 87.74°W / 42.03694; -87.74Coordinates: 42°2′13″N 87°44′24″W / 42.03694°N 87.74°W / 42.03694; -87.74
Country United States
State Illinois
County Cook County
Incorporated (village) 1888
Renamed 1940
Government
 • Mayor George Van Dusen
Area
 • Total 10.1 sq mi (2.62 km2)
Population (2000)
 • Total 63,348
 • Density 6,588.2/sq mi (2,521.1/km2)
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDST (UTC-5)
ZIP code 60076, 60077

Skokie, Illinois is a village in the American state of Illinois. It was once known as Niles Center. It is located on the northwest side of Chicago in Cook County. Skokie has an area of 10.1 square miles (2.62 square kilometers). According the 2000 census, its population was 63,348. The mayor of Skokie, as of April 2008, was George Van Dusen.

History[change | change source]

Skokie was named Niles Centre in 1888. By 1910, the spelling of this name was changed to Niles Center. As a nearby village was named Niles, there was confusion, and the name of the village was changed to Skokie has in 1940.